Deepening nutrition through agriculture

The federal government has re-inaugurated the inter-ministerial agriculture working committee on nutrition and food security. The 35-man committee is charged with working out modalities to mitigate malnutrition among others. JOHN OBA reports. March 2015, the federal government inaugurated the inter-ministerial agriculture/nutrition working group with More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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2016 records low food prices

Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels. Bumper harvests and prospects for staple cereals More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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FG re-launches cocoa producing revitalisation

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has inaugurated the committee on the re-launched of the cocoa programme in Nigeria to ensure that Nigeria moves from her current position of number More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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FG warns power firms, says perform or quit

Electricity distribution companies must improve their services or be forced to quit, as the federal government will not hesitate to wield the big stick against them. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Power supply to improve soon – Fashola

 FG eyes 7000mw by December The federal government is optimistic that power generation and distribution will vastly improve this year especially as plans are afloat to commission the second phase of the solar project More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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I will support agenda 2060 on agric if… – Obiora

One of the three Nigerians contesting for the position of Commissioner for Gender, Agriculture and Rural Economy in the forthcoming election of the Executive Council of the African Youth Commission, Obiora Anthonias More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Diversification: How Kano attained highest in agriculture under Ganduje

With the negative effect of the fall in the price of oil on the allocation that goes into state governments’ purse every month, it becomes compulsory for state governors to think outside the  box in order to More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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FG denies increasing tariff on anti-malaria drugs

Stories by David Agba with agencies The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has said there is no tariff hike on the importation of anti-malaria drugs into the country. Earlier, Nigerians on social media More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Porbeni makes case for oil lifting by Nigerian shipping coys

Former Minister of Transportation, Admiral Festus Porbeni has urged the federal government to stop freighting of the nation’s oil and gas cargoes on free on board (FOB), especially as plans are on ground to float More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Customs rakes N2.1bn revenue in Sokoto

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Nigeria Customs Service, Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command says it collected about N 2.1 billion as revenue in 2016. This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, More...

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